Science Rocks!

Science Rocks!

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by Robert Winston
     
 

Daring experiments and perplexing puzzles designed to get your brain cells buzzing!

Science Rocks offers youngsters a variety of awe-inspiring ideas for science projects that could enliven their school work and help them score the winning prize at the science fair! Jam-packed with fun activities to fill a few spare minutes, an hour, or a day, this book

Overview

Daring experiments and perplexing puzzles designed to get your brain cells buzzing!

Science Rocks offers youngsters a variety of awe-inspiring ideas for science projects that could enliven their school work and help them score the winning prize at the science fair! Jam-packed with fun activities to fill a few spare minutes, an hour, or a day, this book teaches kids how to use household objects to learn about chemistry, physics, biology, and more. With its vivid illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Science Rocks contains experiments are instantly accessible to all.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
With the typical energy of a DK book, the experiments in this book bubble over. Or at least the ones in material science do. Other experiments explode, zap, and chase the light. It is a fun and exciting book, which is an accomplishment since very few of the experiments are new. Making slime, training a plant to grow to the light, creating crystals, are all fun, but have been done. However, the authors succeed in adding unique and fun twists to normal experiments. In an experiment called "Ice Bubbles," the readers are asked to use dry ice and soap to make a bubbly concoction. In another that explores static electricity; the reader is asked to "charm" a paper snake by touching it with a pen. The book has five sections: "The Material World, Forces and Motion, Energy in Action, Electricity and Magnetism," and "The Natural World." Each experiment is illustrated with bright pictures, short explanations, and sidebars. In addition to exploring the sciences through these experiments, readers who work through this book will also build a collection of scientific tools, including a periscope, solar oven and a metal detector. Highly recommended. Backmatter includes a glossary, an index and, acknowledgements. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756671983
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
824,724
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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